Support Group for Sex Workers April 21

In response to the fallout from the SESTA legislation, we are increasing the frequency of our support group for current and retired sex workers. Right now, we will be holding the group approximately every other week (and always on the first Saturday). If more support is needed, we will begin meeting every week.

We are continuing to compile resources and practical supports, so check our website and Facebook for updates on topics and resources. Come to the group to receive and provide support and keep everyone safe during this trying time.

The details for our upcoming group is as follows:

Saturday April 21

1:15pm-2:45pm

Howard Brown on Sheridan

4025 N Sheridan, room TBD

Suggested donation $10 (everyone is welcome regardless of ability to pay)

Note that this group is ONLY for current or retired sex workers. If you want to support the cause, please donate or come to our general meeting. If you are unsure if the group if for you, want help securing transportation to attend, or have questions about it, please contact Cassandra D. at 708-320-3078

Here is the link to our Facebook event:

https://www.facebook.com/events/188032701998168/

Love and solidarity,

Cassandra D

March Sex Worker Support Group

Come to our March support group for sex workers*, current and former. Whether you are in need of resources, support, or can provide support for others or just need a space to vent, please join us!

Location and details:

Howard Brown – 4025 N Sheridan, Room B (ask at the front desk for them to direct you into Room B in the back because you have to go through a locked door)

Saturday, March 3, 1:15pm-2:45pm

We will have refreshments and suggest a donation of 10 dollars, or whatever you feel comfortable giving. Please send us a message if anyone needs a ride so we can arrange help getting to and from the meeting. It is a short walk from the Sheridan Redline stop.

18+ only

*sex workers include strippers, escorts, pro domes/subs/fetish workers, phone/cam workers, and other work that offers erotic services for something of value.

For additional questions contact group facilitator Cassandra D. at 708-320-3078

February Sex Worker Support Group

Come to our February support group for sex workers*, current and former. Whether you are in need of resources, support, or can provide support for others or just need a space to vent, please join us!

Location and details:

Howard Brown – 4025 N Sheridan, Room B (ask at the front desk for them to direct you into Room B in the back because you have to go through a locked door)

Saturday, February 3, 1:15pm-2:45pm

We will have refreshments and suggest a donation of 10 dollars, or whatever you feel comfortable giving. Please send us a message if anyone needs a ride so we can arrange help getting to and from the meeting. It is a short walk from the Sheridan Redline stop.

18+ only

*sex workers include strippers, escorts, pro domes/subs/fetish workers, phone/cam workers, and other work that offers erotic services for something of value.

For additional questions contact group facilitator Cassandra D. at 708-320-3078

January 6 Sex Worker Support Group

Come to our January support group for sex workers*, current and former. Whether you are in need of resources, support, or can provide support for others or just need a space to vent, please join us!

Location and details:

Howard Brown – 4025 N Sheridan, Room B

Saturday, January 6, 1:15pm-2:45pm

We will have refreshments and suggest a donation of 10 dollars, or whatever you feel comfortable giving. Please send us a message if anyone needs a ride so we can arrange help getting to and from the meeting. It is a short walk from the Sheridan Redline stop.

18+ only

Sex Worker Support Group

Come to our monthly support group for current and former sex workers this Saturday, August 5, at 4pm, at 405 W. Superior, 7th Floor in Chicago. The starting point for discussion this month will be “coming out, secrecy, and privacy.” Please join us to receive and offer support to others in the community!

Share with others via Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1396284050407853

We will have some refreshments. We have a suggested donation of 10 dollars but no one will be turned away.

The location is a short walk from the Chicago Brown Line, and paid street parking is plentiful. If you would like to come but have difficulty with transportation, please contact us and we will try to arrange a ride for you.

We hope to see you there!

Monthly Sex Worker Support Group-Tuesday, March 7 at Lifeworks Psychotherapy

 

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Sex Worker Support Group 

Tuesday, March 7
6-7:30 pm


Location: Lifeworks Psychotherapy Center in Skokie, at 8707 Skokie Blvd., Suite 310.

This group meets at  Just east of the Edens Expressway and the Dempster Station on the CTA Yellow Line. Free parking in lot.

We are excited to launch this new support group for individuals who identify as sex workers.  People in the sex trade often experience stigma, shame, guilt, isolation, and struggle to manage personal relationships. They may have conflicts within the industry, and difficulty with depression and/or anxiety. Support groups are a way to build community, share experiences and gain emotional support form others.

This Month’s Topic: Isolation

Almost all participants who have attended this support group over the past few months have spoken about feeling isolated.  Both feeling alone on the job and alone socially –unable to share freely with family, friends, others.  Being a sex worker can be isolating, lonely and limiting.  Isolation can increase depression, hopelessness and substance abuse to name a few side effects.  An intention of this support group is to create an opportunity to combat that experience of isolation.  Join us to share your experiences and start the process of reducing isolation. 

This group is co-sponsored by SWOP Chicago (Sex Worker Outreach Project) and is open to anyone who has previously or is currently working in the sex trade. (For the safety and protection of participants, this group is not open to consumers of sex industry services.)  The group will be facilitated by Rami Henrich, LCSW and Cindy Trawinski, Psy.D. along with members of SWOP-Chicago.

RSVP to www.meetup.com/Pleasure-Meetup

For more info, contact rami@lifeworkspsychotherapy.com or
call 847-568-1100.